zaf (308) - - JAN 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2013 aroma: cereal, caramel, floral, resin, alcohol,
apparenza: black, cloudy, frothy,
gusto: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
palato: full body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter,
spettacolare..veramente fatta benissimo..un barley wine luppolato a dovere..aroma deciso e complesso,luppolo,frutta matura..malto e luppolo perfettamente equilibrati..bella schiuma compatta,birra scura..gusto pieno e piacevole e finale lungo e gustoso..siamo a 2/2 del birrificio nogne,speciale davvero! bevuta all’elfo
Villyzzz (323) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2017
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours black with big off-white head. Aroma has citrus and spices. Taste has malts, citrus and licorice. Good not great.
Beers0mniac (130) - Joensuu, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2017
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown color with small beige head. Nice aroma of strong malts, combined with caramel, pineapple and hint of alcohol. Strong taste of hops, combined with malts, sweet caramel and alcohol. Long sweet aftertaste which ends with alcohol. Medium carbonation. Overall this a very BIG beer with complexity yet delicious. Well done.
Turboninja (701) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2017
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
, from Alko webstore. Dark brown color with small light beige head and hazy liquid. Huge, balanced taste with dark, overaged berries like raisin and plum, some dark chocolate and sour malts. Ultra-wide taste spectrum and medium aftertaste with dry malts with dark fruits. Medium/strong body with light/medium carbonation. Overall, distinctive and high quality and dark product.Superb for Barley Wine style, a bit stale for IIPA. Could have more malts in taste.
mviljamaa (57) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2017
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours with a good light brownish head. Color is brown and dark reddish. Appearance is thus very appealing. Aroma has yeast, light orange and raspberry notes and a bit of malt. Palate is very nice, being well balanced between oiliness and dryness and the carbonation makes the palate very "centered" or dense. Taste is delicious having malt, blue cheese, some mint or mint chocolate and herbal liquor and has a very rich, long and sweet after taste. Extremely delicious. There’s a nice amount of bitterness adding some kick. Absolutely fantastic beer with enough complexity and elegance.
Lambister (512) - FINLAND - MAR 3, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from local Alko, Viikki. Deep brown coluor with hint of orange/red. Small light brown head. Nose has sweetness, oak, alcohol, some hops. All in all a good one but still bit too alcohol.
MelvinKalksma (1366) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2017
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, orange, dark fruit, liquorice, chocolate, roasted malts, smoke and hops.
Opaque red/dark brown beer with heavy yeast and with a slight/medium beige/brown head.
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, orange, dark fruit, liquorice and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and and dry with roasted malts, smoke and hops.
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Amazingly sweet flavour at the start, with mostly dark fruit and liquorice. Perfect finish with loafs of smoke and hops to back this up. Amazing appearance and palate as well.
minihame2 (566) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2017
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, dark brown colour with some creamy, tan lacing. Slightly hoppy aroma with some pine, plenty of malts, caramel. Taste is full, lots of malts here as well with a bit of hoppy bitterness. Finish has a little bit of alcohol burn. Full and rich body, slick and oily mouthfeel, lowish on the carbonation. Very nice beer with rich flavours.
TeijoA (65) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2017
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle. Dirty copper (heh) / brown beer with a relatively small beige head. Aromas are very bold. Citrus with peach and pineapple, caramel, malt, generally ripe fruit, alcohol, a bit of menthol. Thick fruity, very malty and hoppy taste, everything very aggressively at first, lots of caramel. Full body, full of flavors, but it feels a little muted. I can see why it’s been classified as a BW instead of IIPA. Quite impressive from a technical point of view how they’ve packed all of this into one beer, but from a sensory POV, I could do with "less is more".
metalspice (849) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nesten svart med noen røde nyanser. Kompakt, hvitt skum. Røde bær, toffee, nøtter og litt syltetøy. Smakene følger duften med et snev av kaffe og sjokolade på slutten. Fin bitterhet og herlig munnfølelse.
ruigo (2668) - PORTUGAL - FEB 1, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle. Hazy dark brown with a small beige head. Caramel, bread, toffee and a bit boozy. Good!